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Obama’s cellar? Top Secret

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The cellar at the White House is small and thrifty. But the dimensions do not matter it is the wine that peaks

read for you by Elena Mazzuoli



Each of us would think it obvious that the most powerful man in the world, always busy with state engagements and diplomatic rapports, able to make decisions which regards the whole world, might have a collection of wines that is never ending, one of those dreams that us common people can only imagine.
In fact the White House in Obama’s era has a very small cellar which seem so sort out the wines in a Just In Time logic. This secret is unveiled not be the official Sommelier of the White House but Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine, who has visited the cellar several times, she describes it as being similar to a “walk-in-closet” because of its reduced dimensions. The mundane events at the White House have always been excellent occasions to promote American vineyards. But after the complaints received from President Obama regarding to the wines considered too expensive for a dinner with the Chinese President Hu Jintao, a veil of silence has descended , protected by all the officials. Read more…

VIP in the vineyards in Montalcino and Tuscany

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From the singers Gianna Nannini and Sting, to fashion stylists such as Ferragamo, bankers, and porn stars … a bit of everything among the VIP’s in the wine world

Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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In a way the Tuscan Vineyard resembles a stage for successful women and men who have everything and who are maybe on the lookout for new emotions such as having their name on the label of a small wine treasure. Famous people with exceptional abilities who have availabilities of great capitals and great contacts. People who can increase the prestige and the myth of Tuscan wines as if the vineyard were the red carpet at the Oscars.
Tuscany has plenty but Montalcino is really full of super VIPS.
Starting from Brunello and the most recent arrivals: the newest is Soleya International Corporation from Panama although there is no face behind this society at the moment.
Andrè Santos Esteves, 45 years old, banker from Brazil, 329th richest man in the world and 14th in Brazil according to the Forbes list. He adores great wines and has seen in the splendid Argiano estate in Montalcino a type of Italian chateaux.
Alejandro Bulgheroni richest man in Argentina according to Forbes, his business is in gas and petrol but he spends lots of time in Italy where his wife lives. Maybe for this reason he has bought Dievole in Chianti Classico, Poggio Landi (just in front of my Casato Prime Donne) and Podere Brizio in Montalcino adding it to his vineyards in Mendoza in Argentina, Garzòn in Uruguay, California … Read more…

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